Published by Quill Tree Books
Summary: Q and U are the closest of friends until Q starts to notice that U has quite a few other friends, and that Q needs U more than U needs him. When U announces she needs a break, other letters start to realize how they need some alone time (S to L: “You’re slowing me down”; W to R: “We’re just wrong for each other”). Going solo is fine for a while, but when things start to fall apart, U realizes her mistake and apologizes to Q. Other letters follow suit, and the world is restored to normalcy. Although once in a while, Q and U still spend a few quiet–or silent–moments apart. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: Not only is this a great friendship story, but it is perfect for introducing beginning readers to letter combinations and the sounds they make. Fun for everyone.
Cons: Seems like Q could have gotten a little break from U by visiting Qatar or practicing some qigong.